A co-worker of mine recently took a work stint on a fishing vessel in Alaska counting fish. This opened up an opportunity for me to work a 5 day seminar on the beautiful and cold Mt. Rainier.
Thanks Tim! ( I think)
|Looks real nice, right?|
In reality, the weather was unseasonably warm and sunny. We had to deal with a pretty stiff wind on the way up to Muir, but the shelters were a nice escape once we arrived. We did a little snow camping on the way up for one night.
This is what it looked like on the way up:
Then we got above the cloud layer:
The conditions were great for booting up, terrible for skiing:
|If you look you can see Mt. St. Helen, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Jefferson.|
THEN, my battery died in my camera. A client, Ming, brought a huge camera a took a bazillion photos so I'll continue this story later when I can illustrate it more effectively. Until then, just wonder how far up the mountain we got in January....